Museum to postpone reopening

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

As you are probably all aware, lockdown restrictions have recently been relaxed in Wales to allow more businesses to reopen with the necessary social distancing in place. This includes museums. However reopening is a costly and complex business and not always economically viable for some places. Ensuring the necessary social distancing in galleries and public […]

Dylan Thomas Podcast

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Today we have a podcast, written by museum Curator Mark Lewis about the life and works of Dylan Thomas.  Entitled For As Long As Forever Is, this is an abbreviated version of a well-received performance piece first performed in 2014 at the museum and as part of Tenby Arts Festival.  It was recorded at home […]

Museum From Home

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Since we have been closed from 14 March Tenby Museum has tried to keep an ‘open’ presence via social media.  We started with colouring projects (kindly provided for us by local artist Guy Manning), through to wordsearches, quizzes and writing a haiku. This quickly escalated to our ‘Museum From Home’ project, where we asked people to […]

Share Your Memories

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Calling anyone who lives in the Tenby area, of any age, or has moved away but has a wonderful memory of time spent at Tenby.  We here at the museum, in this time for reflection, are always interested in stories about Tenby that we can add to our archive.This truly is a time for sharing. One […]

I’ll keep this short – why not try a Haiku?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

A haiku is a Japanese verse form of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Today’s challenge is to write a haiku abut something around you, something you see or something that you are feeling.  Although short it is a tricksy little verse form but here a few very amateur examples that I […]

Sorry we are closed but…

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Blog, News | No Comments

With the Covid-19 virus dictating all decisions and our choices at the present moment, for the safety of our staff and visitors, Tenby Museum & Art Gallery has taken the decision to close to the general public for the foreseeable future in order to reduce social contact and potential spread of the disease. This is […]

Fascinating donation to the museum

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery’s research library was recently the recipient of a fascinating donation of a leather bound book of numerous sheet music, dating from the early part of the 20th century. The inner front free end paper of the book is signed by the previous owner, Ivy Ace of Tenby and there is […]

Half Term Storytelling with Phil Okwedy

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020 in Blog, Forthcoming Events | No Comments

On Friday 21 February, as part of the half-term holidays, performance storyteller Phil Okwedy will once again be bringing his imaginative narrative skills to Tenby Museum and Art Gallery for a session entitled Traditional and World Stories for All Ages. Phil was born in Cardiff to a Welsh mother and Nigerian father. He draws deeply on his dual […]

Drawn From The Edge opens

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020 in Blog, Exhibitions | No Comments

The new art exhibition Drawn From The Edge by Mick Armson was officially opened at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 8 February. Mick’s friend, Clare Smith officially opened the exhibition saying, “The exhibition is incredible and I am overwhelmed by it. I have known Mick since 1963 where we met as children on […]

Forged in Wales: Five Welsh Actors officially opened

Posted by on Feb 2, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

On Friday 31 January the new exhibition, Forged in Wales: Five Welsh Actors was officially opened. Curator Mark Lewis spoke about how “it was wonderful fun working on this show, and not as Richard Burton once said about some of his less salubrious film choices, just an excuse for somewhere to go in the morning.” […]